I am so excited to see this movie! The book is a MUST READ. I read it every year to my students. If you have children, please read it to them BEFORE the movie is released December 19th. I've read the synopsis, and it sounds like the adaptation will not follow the book all that closely. You know I'll be there over Christmas break, and I know 40 third graders who will be begging mom and dad to go, too!